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billyargh
Everyone's a winner, bargains galore ...

Sort of an odd assortment of eBay auctions I put up today:

- A cool N.O. Saints charm bracelet (WHO DAT!!!)

- A signed, numbered copy (#942) of Jack Ketchum's novel Offspring in a nice limited edition from Overlook Press

- A signed, numbered copy (#307) of Guilty But Insane

- A copy of greygirlbeast's and my mini-collection Wrong Things signed by both of us

- Signed chapbooks Would You? and The Feast of St. Rosalie

As well, I still have signed Drawing Blood hardcovers available for $20 (free shipping in the US), and they often go for two or three times that when being auctioned.

I apologize for using this journal almost entirely to sell things lately. To be honest, I don't do much these days other than auction books, edit manuscripts, and make arty stuff I hope will sell. I could write an interesting journal entry explaining some of the many reasons why things are this way, but it would inevitably come out sounding petty and bitter and make people uncomfortable. Isn't it a kind of madness to be living by a code of silence when you've really got a lot to say?

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howlokitty
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
I have a manuscript that I'm workshopping right now that will need editing in a month or two, and I like giving you money. What's the best way to send you a sample to see if you'd be interested?
docbrite
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
My book doctoring page with all the information is here. Thanks for asking!

jeffpalmatier
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
I could write an interesting journal entry explaining some of the many reasons why things are this way, but it would inevitably come out sounding petty and bitter and make people uncomfortable. Isn't it a kind of madness to be living by a code of silence when you've really got a lot to say?

At the very least, it's ironic, but then again probably only superficially ironic in that when you have important thoughts to express, then it's harder to talk about them. Less important stuff is easy to talk about. On a related note, you hear some people wonder why nobody (or at least few people) respond to their entries which contain really personal and serious content. I'm guessing it's because people tend to be scared of putting their foot in their mouth and hurting somebody's feelings in cases like that, whereas light and fluffy entries are much easier to respond to since they don't carry that risk.
halogrinding
Aug. 8th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Awesome
Wow, what a treat to stumble upon this journal. You are the person that made a decade of my life a little less boring.

I made my boyfriend read all of your books and still thanks me for it.

- just a guy thats an old fan, who sounds like a naive fanboy.
docbrite
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
Re: Awesome
This made me smile. Thanks! :-)
anaisdjuna
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Say what you want. It's nobody's business to feel uncomfortable. This is your journal. It's a place to talk about your life. Sometimes we *are* petty and bitter in life. This shit ain't Disneyland.
alexcat
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Was going to say it but you did a better job.
docbrite
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
I know it's my own space, but I hate to use it to air dirty laundry, especially when said laundry involves people I care or cared about. Let's just say I've been listening to a lot of good pissed-off breakup songs lately. ;-P

Edited at 2012-08-08 05:23 am (UTC)
tekalynn
Aug. 8th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
You can always set your entry to "private" if you feel the need to let off steam by posting.
anaisdjuna
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Good pissed-off breakup songs are an essential part of a balanced breakfast when you're breaking up.

I get it and the Billy Joel song, but... myself I'm a hardass. I'm not into keeping someone's dirty secrets for them. I'm of the opinion that if they can dish it out.... they can smell it. They should act right in the first place. Plus, anyone reading anything you write (who also happens to have a brain) is going to know it's one-sided, ventage on your part... something to which you are more than entitled in your journal.

What struck me about the Billy Joel song was all the anger and the bottling it up. It doesn't strike me as a good thing. Natch... do what works for you.
halogrinding
Aug. 8th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, definitely. Write without apologies.
carmy_w
Aug. 8th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Adding to the urges to write it down; even if you set it to private, then come back in a month and re-edit and open it to friends, at least it's out of your head and heart, and that in itself can give you perspective sometimes.

*hugs, if you want them*
myheartofgreen
Aug. 28th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
I wish I kept up with LiveJournal more often because I would love a signed copy of Drawing Blood. One of my favorites!
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